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Fake News Sure Didn’t Start With Trump

Contrary to the narrative of Donald Trump’s friends and foes alike, the phenomenon of “fake news” long precedes the 2016 presidential election, even if the moniker is of a fairly recent vintage. To deem an item reported by journalists a piece of “fake news” is not necessarily to say that it is patently false. Of course, fake news does not preclude outright lying on the part of “fake journalists”—those who are motivated not by a desire to inform the public as much as they are driven by political, financial, and/or professional considerations. What makes a fake journalist fake is their desire to advance their own agenda, or the agenda of the corporation or political party that signs their paychecks. Yet more often than not, fake news contains some truth. It is precisely this kernel of truth that it contains that makes it as effective as it is. In other words, fake news derives its identity more by what it veils than by what it unveils. Take, for example, the… Keep Reading

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Liberal Media Shrieks In Horror As Trump Cuts Off ISIS’ Aid In Syria

The liberal media is once again crying foul after President Donald Trump terminated a CIA program to help Syrian President Bashir al-Assad’s opposition in Syria. The media cares more about the fact that Russian President Vladmir Putin supported this move than the fact that terrorists such as ISIS and the Al Nusra–jihadis literally at war with the United States–were directly aided by this CIA program. Trump met with National Security Adviser H.R. McMaster and CIA Director Mike Pompeo before ultimately making the decision to cut off the program that began in 2013 under his predecessor. This follows news of a Russian-U.S. ceasefire in Syria that was agreed upon after Putin and Trump met during the G20 Summit in Germany earlier this month. Under another President (particularly a Democrat), the liberal media would be gushing over the diplomatic brilliance of these moves. But in the age of widespread Trump derangement syndrome, liberal media personalities are actually mourning ISIS and using Trump’s move as more ‘evidence’ for fevered conspiracy theories about… Keep Reading

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Dan Rather Refuses To Go Away

Like his beloved Clintons, Dan Rather refuses to go away in shame. This venerable dean of the mainstream media clearly has no shame or awareness of his liberal bias (he once told then-employee Peggy Noonan that he was a centrist), evidenced by his recent return to his familiar role of bashing Republicans and carrying water for Democrats. It was this very liberal bias that caused Rather to resign from CBS for feverishly peddling documents revealed to have been false purportedly showing that former President George W. Bush received preferential treatment while in the Texas National Guard during the Vietnam War. Perhaps Rather was heartened by a recent film about the incident, “Truth,” starring uber-liberal Robert Redford as the anchor, which promoted the idea that the documents were genuine. The former news anchor has not only appeared on television to bash Trump and Republicans in general and support Democrats, but he has also expressed his bias on social media. In a positively Leninist note, Rather wrote during the campaign that… Keep Reading

White House deputy press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said Trump isn't bothered by reports that it may take months for the Senate to vote on healthcare. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
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Sarah Sanders Deals Out Reality Check For The Mainstream Media

When Deputy Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders got behind the podium at yesterday’s Press Briefing, the truth finally came out. One correspondent posed a question in regards to CNN recently publishing a false news story, resulting in a number of individuals getting fired. The outlet reportedly apologized for this incident, but the President, of course, took to his social media account to call CNN “fake news.” The corresponded wanted to know why CNN’s initial response “was not good enough for the President.” Secretary Huckabee Sanders responded, “I don’t know that it’s that the response isn’t good enough for the President. I think it’s the constant barrage of fake news directed at this President probably that has garnered a lot of his frustration.” “There’s a video circulating now, whether it’s accurate or not I don’t know, but I would encourage everybody in this room, and, frankly, everybody across the country to take a look at it,” she said. “I think if it is accurate, I think it’s a disgrace to… Keep Reading

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Media Lies, Trump Increases Medicaid Spending

Today, Donald Trump released his 2018 Taxpayer First Budget. Like clockwork, the liberal media immediately proclaimed that Donald Trump broke his campaign promises not to cut Medicaid. One would expect liberal blogs like Mother Jones to deliberately lie about President Trump’s budget. However, even Forbes lied with an article today titled “Trump Budget Cuts Social Security And Medicaid, Breaking Major Promises”. Keep Reading

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White House Press Corps Refuses To Report “Real News”

Today, during the White House Press Briefing, Sean Spicer started his portion of the press briefing highlighting the new trade agreement with China. This trade agreement is a major first step by Donald Trump in reducing the current trade imbalance between the two countries. Reducing the trade imbalance with China will have a positive economic impact on the lives of everyday Americans. The China trade deal allows American beef to be imported into China for the first time in 13 years. It also allows for the importation of Liquid Natural Gas. The financial sector will also benefit as American banks can now compete for China’s credit card processing business. While these three industries will benefit, Americans will also benefit. Keep Reading

Culture/Politics

All That Glisters: What The Media Miss In Trump’s Golden Reign

In Ovid’s account of Perseus’ rather maculate conception, King Acrisius, on learning that his grandson was destined to kill him, imprisons his daughter in a brazen tower. And just like every mythological figure who doesn’t understand that oracles are oracular, the king obliviously underestimates the weather as Jupiter impregnates the captive princess in a shower of gold. Besides teaching to never google “golden showers,” the myth reminds us of how the many in the media haven’t caught on to Trump’s look-over-here MO. Drapes and dimensions (be they inaugural or otherwise) serve as the trivial and alt-factitious glitter that engenders the results the President wants: a discredited press and a blackout of substance. In fact, to borrow from the myth of King Midas, the press often gilds otherwise useless material and starves themselves of actual substance. Trump often deploys the distraction pre-emptively. I was never a Twitter truther, believing that the then-candidate would purposefully plant grammatical errors in his tweets to increase circulation. But the great bigly v. big league debate of… Keep Reading

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Media Silent While Millions March For Life

Media bias is on full display as huge crowds of pro-lifers gather in Washington D.C. for the March for Life against abortion, which has been receiving, unsurprisingly, little to no media coverage. On Friday, during the 44th annual March For Life, pro-life activists filled the national mall in Washington D.C. to March in solidarity with the unborn victims of abortion. Taking place on the anniversary of the Roe v. Wade Supreme Court decision creating the ‘right’ to an abortion, the March for Life is the largest annual demonstration in Washington. Keep Reading

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Not a Sanctuary From Lies

Colleges have become notorious for being the “thought police” when it comes to different (usually conservative) opinions on their campuses. Safe spaces, post-election accommodations like getting to pet puppies and play with Play-Doh, and even organized walkouts and protests are just some examples of how schools are enabling this behavior. Additionally, many students (a majority of which most likely participated in those previously mentioned activities) on these campuses have called for their university to become a “sanctuary campus.” What students mean when they say they want a “sanctuary campus” is that they want their institution to operate similarly to that of a “sanctuary city.” This means that students do not want to allow the Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) onto campus without a warrant or allow the school to share immigration status information with them, along with not allowing police to enforce immigration law. On top of this, there are even demands for providing special financial aid to students with DACA status. Washington State University in Pullman has been no… Keep Reading

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Of Course The Media Was Biased: The RNC Wasn’t a Disaster

Words I would use to describe the Republican National Convention held in Cleveland this past week: magical, historical, energetic, patriotic, peaceful. I was literally buzzing with excitement after the first night of the convention. Talk about an impactful experience — and it was only day one! Thousands of patriotic Americans converged on Cleveland to show their support for the Republican nominee. Between the young kids handing out free water to police on the streets, to the jovial laughs ringing through the convention halls, the air was light and the energy positive. I watched Americans of all socio-economic backgrounds embrace each other and fight for their idea of a better America. The first day of the Republican National Convention was an amazingly successful and impactful event for me. But you would never believe that was the case if you were not at the convention. I woke up Tuesday, excited to share my experiences with the world, only to be immediately disgusted by the rhetoric that was splashed across my twitter… Keep Reading

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